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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Exxon Gets Worker’s $17.5 Million Asbestos Verdict Tossed

An appeals court has thrown out a $17.5 million jury verdict against Exxon won by a worker nearly two years ago. Rubert “Bert” Minton was exposed to asbestos when he worked on 17 Exxon oil tankers as a supervisor for his employer, a shipbuilding company in Newport News, Va., for over a decade. He developed mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure that attacks the lung’s linings. Minton and his wife, Linda, sued Exxon, arguing it knew about the dangers …

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